The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies (MP), has published the proposed Consumer Protection Act regulations for public comment in the Government Gazette, No. 33818, dated 29 November 2010.
The Consumer Protection Act, No. 68 of 2008 was signed into law by the President of the Republic, on 24 April 2009. For the effective implementation of the Act, Section 120 authorises the Minister to issue regulations.Section 120(2)(b) of the Act requires that before making any regulations in terms of Section 120(1)(b), the Minister must first publish the proposed regulations for public comment.
After consideration of inputs, final regulations will be published by the Minister in the Government Gazette, prior to the general effective date of the Act.